San Francisco is home to the “Central Park” of Panama City—Parque Omar, a 140-acre green sanctuary surrounded by a concrete jungle.
Formerly a golf course, the park today is covered with trees, providing plenty of shade. You can run, jog, bike, or walk the trail that encircles the park or workout on the free outdoor exercise equipment.
Parque Omar holds open-air concerts during the dry season (mid-December through April). You’ll also find the National Library, art displays, historical monuments, food carts, fruit and smoothie/juice stands, film screenings, plays, and several festivals.
The Children’s Festival is celebrated here every year with three days of games, culture, and education for kids of all ages.
Multiplaza Mall is a shop-a-holic’s paradise with more than 500 shops ranging from low- and mid-end to luxury stores like Louis Vuitton, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Rolex, and many others—there’s an entire hall dedicated to the highest-end shops.
You’ll also find U.S.-brand stores like American Eagle, GAP, Calvin Klein, Express, Tommy Hilfiger, and many others, as well as European brands, like H&M, Lacoste, and Armani, and Panamanian stores like Steven’s.
Multiplaza is also home to a Cinepolis movie theater with a VIP room and 3D showings.